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Dovetails Restaurant

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$11 - $31
Fusion, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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After finally getting service our meal was not very nice, especially for the price. Sat waiting for 3/4 of an hour to order a drink so just ended up paying for the bill and leaving. Never again.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled across Dovetails whilst looking for a restaurant to dine at prior to seeing a show at the Ipswich Civic Centre. What a great find! Set in the heritage listed “Pumpyard” building which also housed the Ipswich Technical College for over 100 years, the...landmark has been transformed into a restaurant and bar precinct. Dovetails ticks all the boxes! Serving glorious modern Australian/French fusion cuisine, it combines superb food with top service and fabulous décor. Our party enjoyed the signature Wagyu Striploin, Beef Tenderloin, and Humpty Doo Barramundi. All were delicious, and exactly as described on the menu. The service was also excellent, with attentive staff. I will certainly be back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends have recently purchased a new home in Ipswich so we decided to take them out to a local restaurant to celebrate. Choosing a restaurant after a 30 plus year absence from Ipswich was a challenge, but we settled on Dovetails based on favourable reviews....Turned out to be an excellent choice. One of our guests had the 12 hr slow cooked beef ribs which we all sampled ... simply superb. 1 I had the Confit Duck Risotto... wonderfully flavoursome and palatable. Service was very good and the Maitre de was a delight, with justifiable pride in an extensive (but expensive) wine list. The restaurant would be worthy of its rating down the road in Brisbane. Well worth the trip.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 14, 2020

We were looking for somewhere to go for our anniversary dinner. The food was great, and the staff were really friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020

Very disappointed with the service - well over an hour wait for the main course and staff member was very rude - the food was overcooked and overpriced.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Like a venus fly trap, once you visit this place, there is no escaping it's clutches. I cannot find a better lunch venue, and dang I have searched and tried!. The amaze balls ever changing variety of beers that constantly leave your palette begging for...more, the food gasm that assaults your mouth without fail...... oh... dear..... That was climatic.. and that is how it fells every ferkin time. I AM A REGULAR!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Went recently for a friend’s bday, Lord Lamington room was v nice, food was v good, back downstairs for brunch 👍🏻

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

A friend and I went for breakfast. Both our meals were of a good size and very tasty. Good variety to choose from. Shame they don't have freshly squeezed juices or individually bottled juices from a local supplier.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 20, 2020 via mobile

Great service and first class food. Enjoyed a wonderful meal and wine. Service was attentive and first class. Meals were sizeable and absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 21, 2020 via mobile

Recently moved to Ipswich and was excited to stumble across Dovetails restaurant. Visited on a Friday Night had no problem getting a table. Staff were polite and attentive, atmosphere was sophisticated in a relaxed manner. The standout was the menu. Now I pride myself on...knowing good food... to me its not just eating.. its an experience... and I rate this 9/10 and thats comparing to Melbourne food scene and European reasturants. You will not be dissapointed. We enjoyed the duck risotto and Barramundi... which I can hand on heart say was the best barramundi dish I have ever eaten. Thanks Dovetails for an enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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